Fya Empress In Finals | Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2017

All is well that ends well... ent you know that is the Trinidadian way. Well it took a resident of Tobago born in Saint Vincent to drag it out in courts for the right thing to be done. In the end Lornette Nedd-Reid aka Fya Empress prevailed and her disqualification from Sunday's Dimanche Gras was overturned - she will perform in the Finals!

Here is an excerpt from the Newsday article reporting on Fya Empress' victory in court. The rest of the article can be read with the link provided. 
Newsday Article:
ST VINCENT-born calypsonian Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd will perform after all, in the National Calypso Monarch finals at Dimanche Gras, Queen’s Park Savannah.

Justice Frank Seepersad, presiding over an injunction filed by Nedd’s attorneys, in the San Fernando High Court, ruled at nine o’ clock last night, that the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) breached her legitimate expectation of being allowed to compete on Sunday, after she not only qualified in the competition’s Tobago preliminary stage but also its semi-final round last Saturday. 

Attorney Keith Scotland made good on a threat contained in a pre-action protocol letter sent to TUCO on Wednesday, to fight the organizations decision to kick Nedd out of the finals based on objections raised by another calypsonian - Lynette “Lady Gypsy” Steele - that Nedd was ineligible to compete based on TUCO’s own rules that the Calypso Monarch competition is open only to nationals of this country. 
Read the rest of the story at the link below:  http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,240231.html

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